Preview – Snail Porridge

8 May 2014 / 6-8pm

Join us on Thu 8 May from 6-8pm for the preview of Snail Porridge curated by Bob and Roberta Smith.  There will be speeches by the Chair of Castlefield Gallery Marla Cunningham; the Chair of the Koestler Trust Dame Anne Owers; and the Regional Operations Manager for the public sector prisons in the North West Eileen Fenerty Lyons at 6:15pm.

Castlefield Gallery, the Koestler Trust and Bob and Roberta Smith have come together in a unique collaboration: Snail Porridge, an exhibition of artwork, music and writing from prisons, secure hospitals, secure children’s homes and by people on probation in the North West.

The works in the exhibition have been selected by Bob and Roberta Smith from entries to the Koestler Awards – an annual scheme which has been running for over 50 years by the UK’s best known prison arts charity, promoting artistic achievement in the criminal justice system and secure sectors.